Ibiza's laidback little sister with pristine beaches sand Caribbean blue sea

Just half an hour by speedboat from Ibiza, Formentera is an altogether different proposition. It’s an island for relaxing in the sunshine, swimming in the warm waters and gentle walks and cycle rides. The island has UNESCO world heritage status and there is no high rise development. There are a couple of gorgeous boutique hotels to stay in. Things to do on the island include:

  • hire a motor boat and cruise around the island’s bays and coves
  • swim off its pristine blue flag beaches
  • visit the lantern lit hippy markets
  • dive in the Freus Marine park spotting seahorses, starfish, a seascape of underwater caves and thousands of fish
  • eat a seafood lunch in one of the sleepy fishing villages
  • visit the salt pans, which formerly shipped salt internationally but which now form a national park where you can see wading birds such as flamingos

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Ideas for a trip to Formentera

Here are some ideas for trips to Formentera all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

From £1930

per person incl flights, boat transfers and car hire in low season

Luxury Formentera

A week’s stay in a studio at newly opened luxury boutique hotel Dunas de Formentera set amongst the dunes of Mijorn Beach with an infinity pool, direct each access and a mediterranean restaurant

From £1275

per person assuming 4 people including flights, boat transfers and car hire in low season

Villa holiday

Stay in an expansive and far-reaching property based in Formentera. This 4 bedroom villa has a large swimming pool and is also home to an incredible selection of outdoor terraces, allowing guests to indulge in a collection of exciting al fresco dining experiences as they capture the awe-inspiring views that sit before them.

From £1350

Per person incl flights, boat transfers and car hire in low season

Contemporary hotel stay

Stay in a Contemporary hotel with Mediterranean design in the centre of Formentera, walking distance to the island’s bars and restaurants. The hotel has a spa, gym and outdoor pool but the beach is only 200m away.

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UK passport holders can visit Formentera for up to 90 days in any 180 day period without a visa as a tourist.  For further information see the FCO website.

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